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Twenty-five of the world's leading research institutions and more than a hundred leading industry and government partners comprise the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE.

ASSURE possesses the expertise, infrastructure and outstanding track record of success that the FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems demands.

This alliance features expertise across a broad spectrum of research areas including: Air traffic control interoperability, UAS airport ground operations, control and communications, detect and avoid, human factors, UAS noise reduction, UAS wake signatures, unmanned aircraft pilot training and certification, low altitude operations safety, spectrum management and UAS traffic management.

ASSURE possess the expertise, experience and influence that the FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems demands.

Our mission Provide high-quality research and support to autonomy stakeholders both within the US and beyond to safely and efficiently integrate autonomous systems into the national and international infrastructure, thereby increasing commerce and overall public safety and benefit.

Our vision ASSURE is the go-to high-quality research organization and brand for working complex autonomy issues with focus on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in policy, regulations, standards, training, operations, and education.

The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) is comprised of twenty-five of the world's leading research institutions and leading industry/government partners. ASSURE members are core to three FAA UAS test sites, lead four FAA research centers, and have seven airfields.

ASSURE COE’s Core and Affiliate University Partners

Mississippi State University
University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Alaska Fairbanks Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Kansas State University Kansas University Wichita State University Montana State University New Mexico State University North Carolina State University University of North Dakota Oregon State University Drexel University University of California - Davis The Ohio State University Sinclair Community College University of Vermont Tuskegee University Auburn University Indiana State University Louisiana Tech University Concordia University University of Southampton Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Nanyang Technological University

In the News


Embry-Riddle, an ASSURE Research University, and AIRT Partner to Study Public Safety and Emergency Services Use of Drones

November 3, 2021 - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a premier aviation and aerospace institution has announced a partnership with the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the 501(c)3 ...
Research Universities

FAA Awards $2.8 Million in Drone Research Grants to ASSURE's Five Research Universities

October 1, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced $2.8 million in drone research, education and training grants to five universities. ...

ASSURE's Research Partner, RFRL at Mississippi State, Works with ARM Aerial Facility Testing Instrument Configuration in Skies Above Mississippi

July 23, 2021 - High above the pastoral landscape of Greenwood, Mississippi, flights of an uncrewed aerial system (UAS) tested the configuration of instrumentation for the Atmospheric Radiation ...